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The Lens of Faith

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The World Seen through the Eyes of Faith


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"For seven years during the nineties, I taught a course at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto called Christianity and Science. It served as an introduction to the science division of the Christianity and Culture Program. In that context, it illustrated the essential relationship that Christianity has had to the development of the modern disciplines of natural science out of the ancient and Medieval discipline of natural philosophy. It was a full-year course. The first semester introduced to the students a lesson that many did not expect and some were reluctant to accept: that the scientific knowledge which we hold as certain, can only be described as provisional at best. Some were loath to accept this because the lens of culture has focused upon us the opposite image of absolute certainty."

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